NationStates Jolt Archive

Sorry if this has been posted before..

42 Worship
17-11-2004, 05:30
..but I checked the FAQs and it didn't seem to be mentioned anywhere.

Many of the UN sortings done daily would logically have a LOT of countries tied for first place; how is the sorting for this done, since there is always nevertheless a single country at first, a single country at second, and so on?

For example, the newest one - highest tax rate. My country has a 100% tax rate, as do many others. Yet, mine is 5000-somethingth on the list, while another is 1st. How is this decided?
Liverpool England
17-11-2004, 05:57
Game mechanics. There are certain countries who keep on adding taxes, so even though it shows only 100% they would be placed higher than a newly-created 100% nation.
17-11-2004, 07:18
The entire idea of rankings in the UN is, for the most part, random. It all depends on how often you get a certain issue, and I suppose that there are certain 'triggers' that will get you that issue. Some nations opt to get issues twice a day, while others choose to get issues one day, only on the weekdays. Correct me if I'm wrong, but say 2 nations answer the issue of funding your military with your surplus. One nation gets the issue more often, and chooses the same response, therefore, getting a higher ranking than the other nation.
17-11-2004, 08:13
The data shown to the user is rarely the raw daya we use in the sort.

Also, ties are broken non-deterministically with members of the same region being adjacent if otherwise tied.
Liverpool England
17-11-2004, 08:33
/me loves raw daya ;)
Neo England
17-11-2004, 15:51
I'm assuming that means data ;)